Edward Combs Watts papers, 1929-1952

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edward Combs Watts papers, 1929-1952
Creator
Watts, Edward Combs, ca. 1882-1957.
Extent
2 reels.
Subjects
Wilson, John Floyd.
Wilson, John Maley.
Lawrence family.
Ousley family.
Watt family.
Centenary Methodist Church (Lexington, Ky.).
Methodist Episcopal Church South (Covington, Ky.).
Simpsonville Christian Church (Simpsonville, Ky.).
Evangelists--Biography--Kentucky.
Methodist Church--Kentucky.
Clergy.
Anderson County (Ky.)--Church history.
Carroll County (Ky.)--Church history.
Clark County (Ky.)--Church history.
Corbin (Ky.)--Church history.
Kentucky--Church history.
Letcher County (Ky.)--Church history.
Madison County (Ky.)--Church history.
Montgomery County (Ky.)--Church history.
Shelby County (Ky.)--Church history.
Essays
Arrangement
Arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Clergyman. Edward Combs Watts was the minister of the Simpsonville (Ky.) Methodist Church.
Scope and Content
This collection consists primarily of typescripts and printed documents concerning the history of the Methodist Church in Kentucky. Historical sketches cover Methodism in Anderson, Carroll, Clark, Letcher, Madison, Montgomery and Shelby counties, and in Corbin, Ky. There are also sketches on the Centenary Methodist Church (Lexington), Methodist Episcopal Church South (Covington), and the Simpsonville Christian Church. Biographical sketches about evangelists John Maley Wilson and John Floyd Wilson are included. These historical sketches cite various Kentucky churches, Methodist leaders and anecdotes concerning church life as early as the 18th century. A genealogy of the Watts family, written by Combs, presents detailed accounts of the family ancestry and related family names such as Owsley and Lawrence.

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